I am so sensitive I cannot distinguish between me and the bipolar. Lately, everyday I break down and cry. Sometimes, it seems that I even forget to breathe. What is going on with me?
I am wondering if I need a medication adjustment or am I having mixed episodes from day to day.
I realize people treat you the way they observe you treating yourself. Sometimes I do not think highly of myself and this comes through. I say negative things and it comes across as being weak minded. One person called this bipolar drama. I assured him that having a mental illness is sh**** but think about how the person feels who lives with it everyday. We cannot help that our brain is sick.
I know this, but it seems as though I am having a hard time changing how I respond to things. Too sensitive I know, however I have been like this all life. How do I change?
One person said it is high school sh** and that I need to be like Teflon I believe that if I were Teflon it would almost dehumanize me.
How do I find the balance in between way too sensitive (usually between depression and mania) and being Teflon?